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Tenure Track Faculty - Mental Health Nursing

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Tenure Track Faculty - Mental Health Nursing

Job No: 504531
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

COLLEGE: Health & Human Services

DEPARTMENT: School of Nursing

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor Mental Health Nursing


The School of Nursing (SoN) provides excellent and innovative undergraduate and graduate nursing education designed to meet the needs of a diverse community. Students are prepared for roles in nursing as clinicians, advocates, researchers, educators, and leaders in the changing health care system. The SoN and faculty serve approximately 320 pre-licensure undergraduate students, 225 RN/ADN-BSN students, and 115 graduate students. We have one of the largest School Nurse Programs in the state. Our NCLEX pass rates are consistently in the high 90's. Our faculty are united in their commitment to student success and helping students achieve high standard.

The SoN transforms health care through innovative nursing education, community partnerships, and policy engagement. We believe that the SON serves its students and the society at large by creating an environment in which faculty and students pursue the knowledge of nursing practice guided by the following core values:

  • Caring
  • Integrity
  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusion
  • Equity
  • Leadership

    For more information about this department:


    The School of Nursing encourage applicants who are transitioning from non-academic careers and who are committed to building an equitable scholarly learning environment. The School of Nursing reminds applicants that it is only necessary to meet the required qualifications in order to apply.

    Faculty teach in their specialty and across the programs as appropriate. Many courses in the School are team taught.

    We offer a comprehensive pension and benefits package. Faculty teach two 16-week semesters and have approximately one month off between semesters (late December/January) and the summer months off (June to late August). Summer teaching sessions may be offered but are not required. Salary is dependent on education and experience and starts (for those without a terminal degree) at $68,000/yr for 10-months teaching paid over 12 months.


    Duties will include:

    (1) Classroom management and instruction in the specialty area - Mental Health nursing

    (2) Direct supervision of students in community and agency-based settings

    (3) Participation in course and program curriculum revision and development ensuring access, academic excellence, and multiple approaches to learning are core

    (4) Team teaching, including organizational abilities required for leading lecture and clinical courses

    (5) Effective and clear communication, verbally and in writing, with faculty, students, staff, and clients

    (6) Student advising within the major

    (7) Engaging in scholarly and creative activities; Advanced Professional/Clinical Certification Achievements

    (8) Serving on School, College, and University committees; assist with Nursing school licensing and accreditation

    (9) Providing service to the community of Sacramento and the professional community at large.



    - For appointment to an Academic Tenure Track position, a terminal degree in Nursing (PhD or DNP) or a Master's degree in Nursing and a terminal degree in a related discipline is required. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. If ABD, candidate will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2023

    - For appointment to a Clinical Tenure Track position, Master's degree in nursing or bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited program with a master's degree in a health-related field. Position conversion to an academic tenure track may be requested if a doctoral degree is subsequently completed.

    Special Knowledge and Abilities, and Experience:

    - Demonstrate commitment to the diversity and excellence of the academic community, through their research, teaching, and/or service.

    - Mental Health nursing content, both clinical and didactic, at the bachelor's or master's level.

    - Be eligible for licensure by California Board of Registered Nursing. Licensure must be granted prior to the start of employment.

    - Minimum 1 year cumulative clinical and/or teaching experience in mental health nursing

    - Minimum of 1-year recent clinical experience as an RN or instructor in the last 5 years.

    - Evidence of continuing education in content and/or clinical appropriate to the area of practice.



    - An earned doctorate in Nursing.

    Special Knowledge and Abilities, and Experience:

    - Graduate preparation/coursework in the area of teaching specialization (mental nursing)

    - Graduate preparation/coursework in curriculum development and instruction that is global in perspective

    - Ability to choose and implement appropriate technologies for enhancing student learning; can teach from multiple theoretical and disciplinary approaches

    - Training in online teaching such as Quality Matters certificates

    - Experience with simulation technology

    - Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, students, and campus community on a variety of community/academic projects and in creating inclusive classrooms

    - Experience with, or knowledge of, a variety of teaching methods, curricular perspectives, and/or assessment practices that support course learning outcomes and promote student success by meeting diverse student needs

    - Ability to teach large classes

    - Minimum 3 years cumulative clinical and/or teaching experience in mental health nursing in the last 5 years

    - Graduate preparation in leadership and/or community nursing

    - A record of scholarly activities; particularly if applying for the Academic Tenure Track

    - Active involvement in professional and community organizations


    For full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 18, 2021.

    Applicants MUST include the following application materials:

    - Current curriculum vitae (CV)

    - Cover letter should address the require and preferred qualifications. It can include a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests.

    - Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate level transcripts (official copies will be requested upon hiring)

    - Diversity statement should address equity, and inclusion in teaching and demonstrate a commitment to working with underrepresented minority students through teaching and mentoring.

    - Evidence of continuing education in content and/or clinical appropriate to the area of practice may be provided in list format.

    When providing references, please use professional references ONLY.

    Professional portfolio will be required if invited for an interview. The Portfolio should present materials that are pertinent to teaching or to clinical practice. The Portfolio evidences logical organization and, if varied, contains tabs or an index; reflects knowledge of the subject matter that was current at the time at which the item in the portfolio was prepared; is actually a portfolio, as opposed to a scrapbook or journal. For instructional material, it is inclusive of the steps of a lesson plan or of modern educational practice in nursing, for instance, learning objectives, course script, PowerPoint, outlines, lecture notes, exam questions, discussion board questions, term paper descriptions, class participation objectives, in-class activities, grading rubrics, film/video content, coherence with external body expectations such as NCLEX sample items. For clinical exemplars, it maintains confidentiality and anonymity.


    In the School of Nursing, many technologies are used. All courses contain an online component, and some lecture courses are entirely web-based. Quality Matters or similar certification encouraged. Applicants must be able to use a variety of teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of students. Because clinical placement is variable, direct supervision of students in the community or an agency setting may occur at any time of the day, and on any day of the week. Clinical shifts may exceed eight hours. Applicants should be prepared to have teaching assignments or committee commitments four or five days a week.

    If selected for the position, candidates must complete and pass clinical agency onboarding requirements which include training, immunizations, a background screen, and drug test. Failure to complete all onboarding will affect teaching assignments within the School of Nursing.

    About Sacramento State

    Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

    Background Check Disclaimer
    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

    Eligibility Verification
    Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

    Advertised: September 17, 2021 (9:00 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit

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